The North Carolina Christian School Association will allow its member institutions, which include Alamance Christian School, to begin fall sports competitions Sept. 8, per an announcement this week.
“On Aug. 5, Gov. (Roy) Cooper extended the Phase 2 reopening for five more weeks before possibly moving to Phase 3,” an NCCSA statement said. “The extra time is to evaluate the impact that school openings may have on the COVID-19 numbers in the next few weeks. The previous decision to delay NCCSA athletics was mainly because there was a possibility North Carolina would be advancing into Phase 3 much earlier.”
Practices and tryouts must follow the state association’s reopening guidelines, and any games played by NCCSA schools before Sept. 8 are not sanctioned by the NCCSA and will not count toward standings or seeding for state playoffs.
Athletic contests must follow mass gathering restrictions until further notice, the association said. Conference…